To help parents uncover the germiest hot spots in their homes, The Clorox Company and NSF International studied1 five common surfaces in homes of families with young children.
The surfaces parents perceived to be the least germy actually had the most germs of the five that were tested.
To make sure the germs your family brings home this cold and flu season don’t stick around, pediatrician and Assistant Clinical Professor at Mattel Children’s Hospital, Dr. Tanya Altmann, recommends the following tried-and-true tips.
Parents can help prevent the spread of germs by taking the same prevention steps the CDC recommends every cold and flu season:
Along with disinfecting germ hotspots, keep your families healthy and safe by following these prevention tips:
1. Study conducted by NSF International from August to September 2014 in 20 households in the Detroit metropolitan area with at least one child under the age of six.
2. Clorox® Disinfecting products kill 99.9 percent of germs that can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours, including Staph, E. coli, Salmonella and Strep.